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Bears Mon Dec 22 2008

Bears: Not Ready To Pack It In?

No matter how you feel about the Bears' prospects for advancing in the playoffs (should they make it), you have to be impressed by the way good fortune falls into their laps no matter how "meh" they've played this year.

On Sunday, everything they needed to happen to keep them in contention for a playoff spot, be it as the division winner or a wild card hopeful, happened. But before you send out Christmas thank-you cards to the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles, there's a little matter of the Green Bay Packers tonight at Soldier Field with which to contend.

Of course, the Bears have the revenge factor on their mind, after the Packers pretty much embarrassed the Bears the last time they met. And they must win this game tonight (and the one next week against Houston as well) to remain in the playoff hunt. But an even better reason might be to pimpslap the Vikings, who are openly mocking the Bears' chances for victory. It may just be a psyche-out move on the part of the Vikes, but throwing it back in their face, no matter what happens in the playoffs afterwards, would still be sweet.

In any event, the football god are smiling on the Bears. This is no time for a "meh" in return.

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